Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) sent a message to all of his followers on social media on Friday to let them know about his recent right elbow surgery. WBA/WBC welterweight champion Thurman, 28, says he plans on returning to the ring by the end of the year. In his last fight, Thurman narrowly beat WBC 147 pound champion Danny Garcia by a 12 round split decision on March 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
With three days to go before Friday’s weigh-in, Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) is already at 148 pounds and looking surprisingly good for his title defense against Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. On Brook’s Twitter, he was seen weighing in. They then announced the weight as 148 pounds and 2 ounces.
Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) feels pretty good about the fan reaction that he’s been seeing for him moving up two divisions to face unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) on September 10. Brook notes that there is a lot of interest in the Golovkin-Brook fight, and he feels that he had to make a drastic move to get attention from the boxing world.
Saturday the 28th May will feature the strongest talent within the welterweight division – Kell “Special K” Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) fighting his mandatory – Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (20-0-18KOs). This will take place at the spectacular Bramall Line Football Stadium located in the United Kingdom in front of 27,000 screaming fans. Spence has stepped up his game lately when he faced Leonard Bundu (33 -2-2-12KO’s) and Chris Algieri (24-3-8KO’s) with impressive KO’s.
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook could be back in action by March or April 2017 in making his mandatory defense against unbeaten #1 IBF Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs), according to his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport. Brook says he wants to knockout Spence, according to Hearn. Brook believes he can do it too. He doesn’t want to be seen vacating his IBF 147lb title, because the boxing fans will think he’s avoiding the Spence fight.
Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) did a good job of hanging tough with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin four a portion of their fight on September 10, but he wound up suffering an eye injury that forced the stoppage in the 5th. For all we know, Brook might be ruined goods from the Golovkin fight.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is coming into next months’ fight against Kell Brook as the favorite to win on September 10 and look good in doing so. However, Brook’s sparring partner Atif Sadiq thinks Golovkin is going to lose this fight due to Brook’s power and mental strength. Sadiq believes that Brook can adapt to any situation that presents itself in the ring in this fight.
HBO’s Max Kellerman doubts that Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs) will ever be the same fighter again after his 4th round knockout loss to WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40 KOs) last Saturday night in their rematch at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Kellerman’s thoughts were echoed by HBO commentator Jim Lampley, who also doesn’t Gonzalez being able to come back and be the same fighter he was before.
Max Kellerman believes that Golden Boy Promotions is looking to milk pay-per-view money by putting their fighter WBO junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) in winnable fights against soft opposition rather than putting him in with unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) in a fight that they feel he could lose.
Amir Khan didn’t like the way Kell Brook went out on one knee in his 11th round knockout loss to Errol Spence Jr. on May 27 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Khan feels that if he fights Brook, he’ll just quit against him just like he did in his fight with Spence. It’s difficult to imagine Brook quitting against Khan like he did with Spence, but you never know.
loss to IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua than he would have received had he won the fight on April 29. A rematch between Wladimir and Joshua is expected to take place before the end of the year. Whether Wladimir can learn from the bumbling mistakes he made in the first fight with big Joshua is what a lot of boxing fans would like to know.
Former IBF/WBA/WBC light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev gave Andre Ward a stern warning before storming out of Thursday’s press conference ahead of their fight this Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kovalev looked angry like he wants to give Ward a thrashing on Saturday night.
It is said that the challenger must take the title off the Champion, but in their first meeting, the then defending light heavyweight WBA-IBF-WBO Champion Sergey Kovalev did more than enough to beat the challenger Andre Ward but still end up losing all of his belts. Maybe the reader can recall Ward face before the official scorecards were announced, Ward face expression told the story of a beaten boxer, but then when he heard himself as the winner his face changed to a surprised smiley face.
Saturday June 17th Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) and Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) will square off once again to determine the holder of the most belts in the light heavyweight division. Much has been documented about the controversial scoring in the first fight, where Ward was deemed the winner by identical scores of 114-113 despite throwing 137 fewer punches, connecting on 10 fewer punches, and being knocked down by Kovalev.
IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) and unbeaten former super middleweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) met earlier today for their New York press conference to promote their November 19 fight on HBO pay-per-view from the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sergey Kovalev was at ringside last Saturday night to see former super middleweight champion Andre Ward’s fight against Alexander Brand (25-2, 19 KOs) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Kovalev says he didn’t see anything new from the 32-year-old Ward that he hadn’t seen before from him.
Former IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) says he’s going to punish unbeaten Andre “SOG” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) on HBO PPV June 17, because he says that he doesn’t deserve to be the champion at being given a 12 round decision he didn’t do enough to earn in their previous fight on November 19 last year. Kovalev says Ward is walking around with his nose in the air, carrying himself like he’s a king rather than just a fighter that was given a gift decision by the 3 judges that worked the previous fight between them. Kovalev says he’s going to destroy War and end his boxing career.
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) says he’s going to make light heavyweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) pay for all his trash talking when he gets him inside he ring on Saturday night in their rematch at the Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the Tuesday’s grand arrivals at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Kovalev let it be known that he’s going to take it out on Ward inside the ring for all the talking he’s been doing. Kovalev wants to make Ward and Team Ward pay on Saturday night on June 17.
Boxing fans are going to get a chance to see whether WBO Cruiserweight titlist Krzysztof Glowacki (26-0, 16 KOs) is for real or not when he defends his WBO title against #1 challenger Oleksandr Usyk (9-0, 9 KOs) this Saturday night at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.
Yesterday evening I was able to watch the Dmitry Kudryashov vs Olanrewaju Durodola rematch that took place in Russia. Kudryashov was a fighter I had kept an eye on as a prospect and possible contender, and this was his chance to revenge his knockout loss to Durodola that occurred two years ago.
As I watched the two knockout artists, I knew that, like the last fight, this one was not going to go the distance. After five rounds where both boxers had their chances to win, Kudryashov took control and viciously TKOed Durodola to win and become the #1 mandatory for the WBC Cruiserweight title.
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